Botanical Metamorphosis is Hideyuki Niwa’s second book and focuses on the design process that brings out special features of plants and flowers that would otherwise go unnoticed. This process of ‘botanical metamorphosis’ developed over time. Hideyuki Niwa tries to capture the expression in flower heads, the movement of leaves, the heart beating in the stems and the will of branches… but in order to bring out these characteristics it is necessary to ‘dismantle’ the original shapes, ‘reconstruct’ them and awaken their new beauty. As always Niwa’s execution of the design and the placement of materials is flawless, bordering on perfection.
Jouni Seppänen is internationally known as a master florist. After his first book Innovations, Jouni Seppänen introduces himself in his new publication Flower Stories as a designer with a great interest in beautiful women, jewellery, hair design, haute couture and Finnish history.